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constant dripping wears away a stone

proverb Success is earned through persistence and determination. My swing only got better after I started practicing it every day, so I guess it's true that constant dripping wears away a stone.

constant dropping wears away a stone

proverb Success is earned through persistence and determination. My swing only got better after I started practicing it every day, so I guess it's true that constant dropping wears away a stone.

drip in

To slowly trickle some kind of liquid into something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drip" and "in." Just drip the food coloring in so that you don't add too much of it. I dripped in the melted butter a little bit at a time, until it was emulsified with the egg yolks completely.
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drip in(to) (something)

1. To slowly trickle into something, as of a liquid. There must be something wrong with the faucet because water is still dripping into the sink.
2. To slowly trickle something into something. Just drip the food coloring into the cake batter so that you don't add too much of it.
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drip with (something)

1. Literally, to be overly saturated with some liquid. The dryer must be broken because the clothes were still dripping with water when I took them out. If you let him, Billy will add syrup to his pancakes until they're dripping with it.
2. By extension, to clearly display some quality or attitude. This usage is usually used to describe one's speech. Well, I don't believe her because her voice was dripping with sarcasm when she said it.
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silo drippings

1. dated slang Homemade alcohol, especially that which is distilled from corn. My uncle had an operation in the backwoods making silo drippings for him and his friends.
2. dated slang Alcohol that is obtained by tapping into a silo in which grain is stored and has begun to ferment. Apparently, some of those who were hospitalized had become ill by drinking silo drippings as a way of getting free alcohol.
3. dated slang Any low-quality alcohol, especially liquor or beer. Gimme a glass of your cheapest silo drippings, Johnny!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Constant dropping wears away a stone,

 and Constant dripping wears away a stone.
Prov. Persistence accomplishes things. Jill: How did you get Fred to give you a raise? Jane: I just kept asking him for it every week. Constant dropping wears away a stone.

drip in

(to something ) [for a liquid] to fall into something drop by drop. The water dripped into the bowl we had put under the leak. Is the water still dripping in the bathtub?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

silo drippings

n. alcohol allegedly obtained at the base of a silo containing fermenting corn. The old-timer called his moonshine “silo drippings.”
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Caption: Rebuildable dripping atomizers are atomizers where the e-juice is dripped directly onto the coil and wick.
The new results may also apply to everyday problems such as dripping of industrial coatings or wet ceilings.
In the other study, of dripping faucets rather than ceilings, Indiana researchers have for the first time used a computer to simulate a sequence of hundreds of drips rather than just one drip.
He tried to explain his complicated theory, saying: "What we found was that the dripping was due to the fact there is low pressure at the tip of the spout, just underneath.
The key to preventing PAHs: Stop the fat from dripping on the heat source (see "Avoiding HCAs and PAHs").
Also check that none of your taps, particularly the hot ones, are dripping.
Sobel's ardent and uncannily timely experimentation (she used sand and enamel as well as oils and adapted glass pipettes from her husband's costume-jewelry business for dripping and blowing paint) is hard to imagine without some kind of corroborating factor.
Brenner and Xiangdong Shi studied how the thickness, or viscosity, of a liquid affects the shapes of the drops dripping from a nozzle.
That way you'll escape the hassle of continuous dripping for days on end.
In many other paintings of 1959 (Chicago, 1920 and Winter Nights) and of 1960 (Balaclava and Sculpture's Landscape), Bluhm's slashing, dripping brushstrokes, aggressive power, and sensitive palette became his "signature," one no more mistakable for those of Kline or de Kooning than his drips were for Pollock's.
Simply put, the viewer standing before Out of the Web understands that it has been made by cutting and scraping away various biomorphic-seeming configurations from a painted surface laid down by dripping and related procedures over a Masonite board.
'Let's blow this color inside this brushstroke,' I think; 'let's get this double exchange between a dripping and brushstroke.' I am a mechanic without a manual." Marcaccio's paintings appear ready to come apart entirely, just staving off chaos.